With 2021 coming to an end, we have seen notable launches of smartphones around the globe. Flagship phones have been launched by Samsung, Xiaomi, Apple, and many more. At the start of 2021, Samsung launched its Galaxy S21 range which has been the best Android phone in the market for the entire year.
Following the OnePlus nine series, it also launched the impressive Xiaomi Mi 11 series, the Oppo Find X3 Pro, and the ambitious Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Then, in September, we got the highly anticipated iPhone 13 series and the Google Pixel 6. It was released in October.
Our focus is mainly on 2022 because our expectations for this year will not be higher, but products like the Samsung Galaxy S22 are already here and could be launched in early 2022.
Below we have highlighted the most anticipated upcoming phone for the remainder of 2021 and some at the start of 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S22 range
The Samsung Galaxy S22 is a bit further away than some phones on this list, but it will still launch soon and will most likely launch in January 2022.
Whenever it hits the ground, it is rumored that the series, including the S22, Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, will have a screen and design similar to the Galaxy S21 series but with the next generation chipset. In this regard, it is reported that due to manufacturing problems of the next generation Samsung Exynos, Snapdragon chipsets are available in most regions of the world.
We see significant changes to the camera, especially on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. It is reported that it may have a 200MP main shot, although others say it will stick to 108MP.
Either way, the telephoto lens could get a helpful upgrade, perhaps offering continuous optical zoom, which means you can zoom from 2x to any maximum value, maybe 10x. On current models, you can only scale up to 3x or 10x – any number in between will be digital or hybrid.
There are very few details on these upcoming phones in general, but we hope to hear more information ahead of the launch. According to Samsung’s track record, they will likely become some of the best and most exciting phones in 2022.
The OnePlus 9T hasn’t arrived, so we’re looking at the OnePlus ten as the company’s next big phone.
We are not sure much about this upcoming model, but it is expected to be a significant update to the OnePlus 9 because there could be a year gap between the two. Usually, OnePlus launches its flagship product every six months.
We know it will be equipped with brand new software, and we hope the camera will undergo significant upgrades to take full advantage of the company’s partnership with Hasselblad. In addition, a new and more powerful chipset will almost certainly be included, and the Snapdragon 898 is a possible candidate.
Depending on the company’s past form, we may see the OnePlus 10 in March or April, so there is still time to wait.
Huawei P50 range
The Huawei P50 series was released, but it was initially only available in China, so we are still waiting for a global release.
But the wait is worth the wait because the top model – Huawei P50 Pro – has a 6.6-inch 1228 x 2700 OLED screen, 120 Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 chipset, up to 12 GB of memory, and a quad-lens camera with a 50 MP main sensor and a telephoto lens. 64 MP (with 3.5x optical and 200x digital zoom), ultra-wide-angle 13 MP and 40 MP monochrome camera.
It has a 4,360mAh battery and 66W fast charging, but due to Huawei’s ongoing ban, it uses its Xinhongmeng 2 operating system instead of Android and freezes without 5G.
The standard Huawei P50 is similar in many aspects to a mobile phone. The refresh rate is 90Hz, the battery is 4100mAh, and the camera layout is different, including the primary 50MP, ultra-wide-angle 13MP, and 12MP telephoto lenses with 5x optical zoom. Still, the screen is slightly smaller.
Google Pixel Fold
The Google Pixel Fold is the mobile phone we’ve been hearing about for years. We expect that it may be available in late 2021 or early 2022.
We don’t expect to see this in 2021 because, in that case, we hope more details on the phone to be leaked at this time, but it is certainly possible.
Now we’re going to use some salt to fix all of these issues. From what we’ve heard so far, the Google Pixel Fold could be equipped with a 7.6-inch foldable OLED screen and the same Tensor chipset as the Pixel 6 series. It could be one of the few third-party foldable phones to be admired.
10. We waited so long for the Nokia 10 that since the rumors about it, it has changed several names – at first, we thought it would be released as Nokia 9.1, but eventually, it became Nokia 9.2, 9.3, and then Nokia. We even now hear that it can be called the Nokia X60 because it has adopted a new naming scheme for its phones.
However, while its name is unclear, we now understand when it will launch. According to reports, company executives said it would be available sometime before November 11th.
It might be worth the wait because rumors have an on-screen selfie camera, a sapphire crystal display, a five-lens camera, a 108 or 200MP primary sensor, a 6000mAh battery, a 144Hz refresh rate, and a high-performance Snapdragon 888 chipset that can be a very high-quality phone.
These are some of the top smartphones expected to launch in this and the coming year of 2022. All are significant contenders and will provide consumers with a lot of options to choose from.